In our December edition of our Preemie Family newsletter we learned about Novali Reichard, who was born at 32 weeks and 3 days, weighed in at 3 lbs 4.6 oz. spent 28 days in the NICU before coming home. Read more in an update by her mother, Aubrey.
by Aubrey, Novali’s Mother
Nova is now 17lbs 2ozs and doing well! She is 1 year, 2 months old, and walking with assistance. The experience of having a preemie has taught me that sometimes things don’t go as planned, but that sometimes we can’t plan for the best things in our life. Nova was 100% planned, but her arrival wasn’t how I wanted it. I love my daughter so very much, I love everything about her, but it was so hard while she was in the hospital. I think that made us closer as a family. I have friends in the preemie world that I have such a deep connection to, and only they can understand how I felt then, and sometimes how I feel now. This experience taught me to live in the moment, and be thankful for the things, people, and experiences that I have!
Photo Credits: Aubrey Ruiz
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